Crime Fiction Quotes

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Behcet Kaya
“You piece of shit, you need a wife; a woman’s touch in your life.’ But who would marry someone like me? Being a PI isn’t exactly the best profession to be in to attract a wife. I’ve read about too many investigators and policemen who end up divorced and I certainly fall into that category.”
Behcet Kaya, Treacherous Estate: Crime Story

Richard Castle
“There are two kinds of people who sit around all day thinking about killing people...mystery writers and serial killers. I'm the kind that pays better.”
Richard Castle

Lee Matthew Goldberg
“His eyes swelling with tears, the alien salt stinging. Not tears of sadness, this he decides. He won't let them be anything more than a body's way of letting go.”
Lee Matthew Goldberg, The Ancestor

Lee Matthew Goldberg
“Under the lake by Anvil Creek, a man has been frozen much like another man in the same wilderness had been frozen, in this area of Alaska where silence is the loudest sound.”
Lee Matthew Goldberg, The Ancestor

Lee Matthew Goldberg
“There should be multiple yous," Grayson says, outlined by the moonlight, a blue phantasm. "So you can help solve all of our problems. So you can help solve the world's problems.”
Lee Matthew Goldberg, The Ancestor

Behcet Kaya
“Darling,’ she said. ‘Darling, darling, Jack…,’ she repeated. It had an echo chamber quality. I felt dizzy and the room began turning. I grabbed the edge of the table thinking I needed to hold on to something. It felt like I was being thrown out of a swing. Then, everything went black.”
Behcet Kaya, Treacherous Estate

Behcet Kaya
“You could have had an abortion.”
“Mr. Ludefance, when I found out that I was pregnant, I never thought twice about getting rid of it. I could have so easily. But it was my choice to keep this baby.”
“That was a brave choice to make.”
“I have no regrets, Mr. Ludefance.”
Behcet Kaya, Body In The Woods

Behcet Kaya
“My initial impression of her had been totally wrong. The impression that she was this sweet and stunningly beautiful Vietnamese girl who had survived a difficult time in her life, and was, perhaps, still vulnerable. But, now it was different. She was nothing but a paid whore. It took me a moment to analyze it. Totally against my character, but I realized, if only for a fleeting instant, I wanted to take this whore to bed, even though there would be no spice of pursuit, and it would generate no particular tension between us.”
Behcet Kaya, Treacherous Estate

Behcet Kaya
“Dad, I need to talk to you about something that’s been bothering me for a long time. Remember when you and mom used to have fights and she would leave? I wanted her to stay and when I knew she wasn’t, I wanted to go with her. But, she would say, ‘stay with your father, you’re a boy.’ It’s a feeling of abandonment that I’ve never been able to shake. I had the same feeling when Sarah left me.”
Behcet Kaya, Treacherous Estate

Gosho Aoyama
“A detective who uses his deductive powers to corner a suspect and then does nothing to stop them from committing suicide is no better than a murderer himself. - Kudo Shinichi”
Gosho Aoyama

Jess C. Scott
“The whole thing becomes like this evil enchantment from a fairy tale, but you're made to believe the spell can never be broken.”
Jess C. Scott, Heart's Blood

Gosho Aoyama
“Flowers are fragile and ephemeral...Even if you meant to protect them with a surrounding fence from wind and rain, they would die without sunlight...and a spindly fence has no power against a strong wind. - Haibara Ai”
Gosho Aoyama

John D. MacDonald
“We were about to give up and call it a night when somebody threw the girl off the bridge.”
John D. MacDonald, Darker Than Amber

Jim Thompson
“I looked at her, with her hair spilled out on the pillows and the warmth of her body warming mine. And I thought, god-dang, if this ain't a heck of a way to be in bed with a pretty woman. The two of you arguing about murder, and threatening each other, when you're supposed to be in love and you could be doing something pretty nice. And then I thought, well, maybe it ain't so strange after all. Maybe it's like this with most people, everyone doing pretty much the same thing except in a different way. And all the time they're holding heaven in their hands.”
Jim Thompson, Pop. 1280

J.K. Franko
“You can’t let people affect you. You’ve gotta stand up for what you
think is right... even if you’re wrong. Especially if you know you’re
wrong. Fuck ’em! All of ’em!”
J.K. Franko, Eye for Eye

Darren E. Laws
“I came, I saw, I concurred...”
Darren E. Laws, Turtle Island

Andrew Vachss
“He said when the Lord made people He made them all the same for starters. But life marks people. If you know the way, you can read them like maps.”
Andrew Vachss, Blue Belle

Mark M. Bello
“Jennifer’s eyes begin to water again. “Don’t let anything bad happen to him, Dr. Sampson. My husband is a famous lawyer. He sues doctors when they screw up.”
“Jennifer!” Zack exclaims, embarrassed.”
Mark M. Bello, Betrayal High

Mark M. Bello
“How did that damn kid’s father get these guns? Did he purchase them on the black market or our black market? I’ve got to find out.
 ”
Mark M. Bello, Betrayal High

Mark M. Bello
“Are you crazy, Kenny Tracey? Do you have a death wish or something? Preventing someone from getting hurt and jumping in front of a bullet are not the same things!”
Mark M. Bello, Betrayal High

Mark M. Bello
“I have filed a lawsuit; I am not engaged in a legislative battle. I am very proud my son will help spearhead an effort to put forth a survivor’s legislative agenda with many of his fellow students, teachers, and other survivors of this tragedy. Kenny and his colleagues are now voting age or will be before the next election. Pro-gun politicians need to address the problem, or they may find themselves looking for work.”
Mark M. Bello, Betrayal High

Mark M. Bello
“Detroit? I never set foot in Detroit. A bit too dark for me if you know what I mean.” He glances at Ellington. Clare is offended by the overtly racist comment, but Billy’s heard it all before.”
Mark M. Bello, Betrayal High

Mark Billingham
“Life isn’t fair. Fair is somewhere you go to ride the dodgems and win a goldfish. (from Rush of Blood)”
Mark Billingham

Mark M. Bello
“The threat of lawsuits has increased public awareness of the dangers of smoking and has made tobacco companies market their dangerous nicotine delivery systems more responsibly. The threat of lawsuits has made all kinds of products safer. For example, over the last forty years or so, automobile deaths have been cut nearly in half by safety features in cars, developed and implemented in response to lawsuits.”
Mark M. Bello, Betrayal High

Mark M. Bello
“Her family is together, enjoying each other’s company. What more can any woman ask for? ”
Mark M. Bello, Betrayal High

Mark M. Bello
“I think the shooter is Kevin Burns. I know him pretty well. Maybe I can talk him down."
"Are you nuts? He’s crazy. Everyone knows he’s a lunatic. No one can talk him down. Get out of there!"
"I can’t sit around and do nothing. I have to do something. Remember what Mom and Dad told us after Father Gerry? If you have a chance to save or protect innocent people, you have to make that sacrifice. I won’t let another predator get the best of me."
"That’s not what they meant, you idiot! Get the hell out of there and let the police handle it. I’m sure they’re on their way!"
"If anything happens to me, I want you to know you’re the best little brother a guy could hope for, squirt. Take care. I love you."
"I love you too. Please don’t do anything stupid."
"We’re going to get out of this together. Understand? We’re best brothers, forever."
"Forever, bro . . .”
Mark M. Bello, Betrayal High

Mark M. Bello
“Zack is amazed by how calmly Kevin describes the events of the day. A walk in the park for him. A chill runs up Zack’s spine. ”
Mark M. Bello, Betrayal High

Mark M. Bello
“When did school shootings become routine in America?” ”
Mark M. Bello, Betrayal High

Saira Viola
“Kara knew je only recognised t and a on a string and he was nothing more than a sleazy pupeeter”
Saira Viola, Crack Apple And Pop!

Mark M. Bello
“I know who I’m talking to, Mr. Barrington. I’m talking to a man who is willing to kill a teenager if it helps him defend a wrongful death personal injury lawsuit. I’m talking to a scumbag who is willing to betray his country for money. I grant you did what you did for a large sum of money, but treason is still treason, regardless of how much is involved.”
Mark M. Bello, Betrayal High

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